Madrid. Visiting the new streetfood market Mercado de San Ildefonso.

On Calle Fuencarral -one of Madrid’s busiest shopping streets- in the hip Malasa√Īa neighborhood is this brand new street food market: Mercado de San Ildefonso. The 18 food stalls on 3 floors offer snacks, street food and typical Spanish tapas. Additionally there’s a bar on each floor and 2 indoor terraces. ¬† I visited at … More Madrid. Visiting the new streetfood market Mercado de San Ildefonso.

Paris. A walk along the Promenade Plant√©e – the original High Line.

If you’ve been following this blog for a while you know that I’m a big fan of the High Line in New York – a 2,5 km long elevated park built on an abandoned freight rail line. But while the High Line might be the most popular elevated park, it wasn’t the first. ¬†The Promenade … More Paris. A walk along the Promenade Plant√©e – the original High Line.

Portugal. Lagos. Ponta da Piedade and a walk along the cliffs.

Ponta da Piedade is a cape and lighthouse in the west of Lagos, a¬†short walk along the street Estrada da Ponta da Piedade¬†from the famous beaches Praia do Camilo and Praia Don Ana.¬†¬†While the lighthouse may not be something to write home about, the rock formations nature has created over thousands of years definitely are. … More Portugal. Lagos. Ponta da Piedade and a walk along the cliffs.

Paris. Upcoming trip. Plans, ideas & inspiration.

The Fondation Louis Vuitton at Bois de Boulogne – Frank Gehry’s newest masterpiece which just openend to the public 2 weeks ago (photo via)… and more Gehry: his retrospective at Centre Pompidou runs till January 2015. Also at Centre Pompidou: Jeff Koons retrospective from Nov 26th on! (photo via) ¬†Niki de Saint Phalle’s “Stravinski Fountain” … More Paris. Upcoming trip. Plans, ideas & inspiration.

Italy. Pisa. The leaning tower.

Last summer, after visiting Bologna and Florence, I spent one night in Pisa. In the morning I walked over to¬†Piazza die Miracoli and the Duomo. The freestanding bell tower of the cathedral is Pisa’s¬†most popular landmark,¬†commonly¬†known as¬†“The Leaning Tower”. The tower’s tilt already begun during the construction which started in 1173 and took almost 200 … More Italy. Pisa. The leaning tower.